Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Niall O'Brien
Niall O’Brien. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ireland batsman Niall O’Brien bows out of international and first-class cricket

  • A few months ago, Ireland batsman Ed Joyce announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • The 36-year-old was also a part of the national team, which beat Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.
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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018-19: MS Dhoni to grace his presence for Jharkhand

  • Hence, he would be hoping to score big in the domestic matches and find some rhythm before the white-ball matches against the Caribbean team.
  • Rohit Sharma, the Indian top-order batsman, isn’t a part of the Test squad and is available for selection for Mumbai.
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Usman Khawaja enters the top 10 ICC Test batsmen rankings for the first time

  • Debutants Aaron Finch of Australia and Prithvi Shaw of India have made fine entries into the Test ranking.
  • For the West Indies, Roston Chase has moved up four places to 41st position and Kieran Powell has advanced five slots to 54th position.
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Shane Warne reveals how Joe Root can become the best batsman in the world

  • Former Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne believes that Joe Root could become the world’s best if freed from captaincy.
  • Also, the controversial cricketer said that he was pretty disappointed with Joe Root’s conversion rates.
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Indian cricket board to start family periods for WAGs

  • India’s next big tour is of Australia which is starting on November 21 and will continue till January 18.
  • Besides Kohli and CoA chief Vinod Rai, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, ODI and T20I vice-captain Rohit Sharma, chief selector MSK Prasad and others were present.
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BBL 2018-19: Brisbane Heat bring in Afghanistan’s teenage spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman

  • The Brisbane Heat have successfully signed Afghanistan’s teenage spin prodigy Mujeeb Ur Rahman for the 2018-19 edition of Big Bash League.
  • An off-spinner who can also bowl conventional spin, Mujeeb is the second overseas player signed by the Heat.
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India vs Windies: Visitors find only one pacer at nets to practice on eve of Hyderabad Test

  • First, they lost two key bowlers in the run-up to the first Test in Rajkot. Then they lost the game by a whopping innings and 272 runs.
  • The visitors need to win the second Test to avoid their seventh successive series loss to India in the longest format.
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Bangladesh duo Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim ahead of Virat Kohli in 2018

  • The right-hand batsman even missed Bangladesh’s historic 100th Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
  • The third and fourth places also belong to two English players, Adil Rashid and Joe Root, who’ve played 33 matches each.
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ICC World T20 Qualifiers: Nepal bundle out China for just 26 runs

  • The ICC World T20 Qualifiers is popping up surprises every day. We are witnessing sides bundling out for very low scores and stunning everyone.
  • China faced Nepal in the ICC T20 Asian Regional qualifying match at Kuala Lumpur. The side was put into bat first in the match by Nepal.
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Ahead of Women’s World T20 2018, ICC launches global Women’s T20I Team Rankings

  • Scotland are the top-ranked Associate Member in 11th, while Thailand take 12th place in the first table following some good performances of late.
  • Teams will have to play six T20I matches in the previous three to four years to remain on the rankings table.
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Need to give Yasir Shah more chance as he just made a comeback: Sarfraz Ahmed

  • They had high hopes on him and expected him to repeat his performance of the 2014 series.
  • The series still stands nil-nil with the second game scheduled in Abu Dhabi between October 16 and 20.
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India vs Windies: Shardul Thakur limps off the field with groin injury on Test debut

  • However, he proved to be the most unlucky of all the starters as he had to leave the field while bowling just his second over because of a groin pain.
  • The 26-year-old right-arm medium bowler seemed to have landed himself oddly and felt the pain instantly.
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Surprised not to see Kemar Roach in Windies playing XI: Courtney Walsh

  • Former Windies fast bowler Courtney Walsh was surprised not to see Kemar Roach in the Windies playing XI for the second Test against India in Hyderabad.
  • However, the fact that the experienced Kemar Roach was left out of the second Test has raised eyebrows.
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Rishabh Pant will not be a threat to MS Dhoni, says Deep Dasgupta

  • The selectors have announced a 14-man squad for the first two ODIs against the Windies on Thursday.
  • However, with the decline in MS Dhoni’s form and with Pant doing well in the Test arena, many opined that there will be a tough competition between the two.
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Former Australian fast bowler John Hastings reveals his serious health condition

  • Former Australia paceman John Hastings has revealed that he is currently under the risk of long-term damage if he continues to bowl, due to a health issue.
  • The Sydney Sixers are working with Hastings while he considers the possibilities of various treatment options.
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